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Social Worker- Outreach Liaison- Geriatric Psychiatry Unit - Mercy Health Clermont Hospital in Batavia, OH at Mercy Health

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Batavia, OH
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  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
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Job Description

Job Summary

Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital is opening a newly renovated 7,400 sq ft Senior Behavioral Health Services Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatric Unit. The unit will will enhance Mercy Health’s ability to fulfill our mission by providing patients with rapid access to high-quality senior behavioral health services in a warm, supportive atmosphere. Senior Behavioral Health Services is an acute, short-term program for patients aged 55 years and older in need of a secure, therapeutic environment 24-hours a day.

 The first thing our professional team will do is a very thorough evaluation to help determine what’s causing the behavioral and mental changes. We also check for any underlying medical or biochemical origins. We will then work with the patient, family and other health professionals, to develop a course of treatment. Treatment includes individual meetings with psychiatrists; group therapy with seniors struggling with similar problems; and educational programs. Our nurses, psychiatrists, trained counselors and social workers can help with all aspects of a person’s life.


The Social Worker/Counselor II leads the planning and coordination of patient care.  Responsible for providing social services for patients and families of inpatient behavioral health as part of a multidisciplinary team with emphasis on group and individual therapy.  Works closely with psychiatrists, as an active member of the Treatment Team by attending Care Plan meetings.  Responsible for psychotherapy group, wellness groups, psychosocial assessments and faciliting individual, marital and/or family therapy. Develops, implements, reviews and updates treatment plans as well as case management and discharge planning. 
Ensures assessments are completed within regulatory timeframe. Has ability to perform all requirements of the social worker/ counselor I.  Leads weekly clinical supervision meetings as assigned. Designs and implements specialized therapeutic groups for patients and families in all program areas, including education, support services and community resources. 


  • Graduate Degree in Social Work, Counseling; required
  • LISW
  • Certified Group Therapist within 1 year of hire
  • 2-5 years' expierience working with individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance diagnosis.
  • Experience in working in a psychiatric setting highly preferred.
  • Basic Life Support certification required within 30 days of hire.
  • De-Escalation training within 90 days of hire; Group Psychotherapy Training.

Shift and Job Schedule

  • Full-Time; 40 hours/week
  • Days

Equal Employment Opportunity

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Benefit Summary

Join our team, and you’ll have access to cutting-edge technology. You’ll rub elbows with the best-of-the-best in over 100 specialties. And you’ll be part of an organization that includes 23 hospitals and more than 450 locations in Ohio and Kentucky. Because we’re a large organization, you’ll find plenty of room for advancement and growth. And we’re ready to invest in your future through training and professional development. So you can improve your skills, develop new ones and take on new challenges.

We’ll also reward your hard work with:

•         Great health, dental and vision plans

•         Prescription drug coverage

•         Flexible spending accounts

•         Life insurance w/AD&D

•         An employer-matched 403(b)

•         Plenty of paid time off

•         Tuition reimbursement

•         And a lot more

Apply now!